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rasp

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a harsh grating sound
  • the rusted lock opened with a rasp
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rasp

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1 to make smooth by friction
  • after sawing the board in half, rasp the ends to remove any splinters
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2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
  • the sound of fingernails rasping on the blackboard makes me cringe
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3 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • the two siblings seemed intent on rasping each other for the entire car trip
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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4 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • during the last ice age, glaciers rasped the surface, leaving the deeply scarred rock
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